Local Dining

Savor Miami’s Delectable Local Flavor

Be sure not to leave without savoring the diverse international flavors of Miami Beach. No matter the occasion, the perfect restaurant for any taste is just a short stroll or drive from any of the Charles Group Hotels. From hearty breakfast diners to sidewalk cafés to elegant fine dining restaurants, the Miami Beach area is brimming with world-class restaurants.

You’ll find a few of our favorite top Miami Beach restaurants below:

Burger & Beer Joint

This gritty burger joint is known for its specialty burgers (from the Hotel California, loaded with guacamole and a sunny fried egg, to the shrimp-topped spiced shrimp Paradise City burger). Stop in for a spiked "adult shake" milkshake and enjoy happy hour Monday through Friday, or pop in on the first and third Friday of each month to sing your heart out at karaoke night. The fun – and the food! – don’t stop. Locations include: Mary Brickell Village, 900 South Miami Ave. Suite 130, Miami, FL 33130 and South Beach, 1766 Bay Road Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Havana 1957

Authentic, Cuba-inspired cuisine, featuring breakfast specials (a hearty plate of bistec con huevos, anyone?) that'll get you going early, and a selection of sandwiches, side orders, and Cuban sodas that'll please the most hard-to-satisfy palettes. With two locations – 405 Espanola Way and 819 Lincoln Road – and late-night hours befitting club lovers and night owls alike, you're never too far away from a savory Cuban meal.

Joe’s Stone Crab

Joe’s is more than a local institution; it’s a benchmark for Miami Beach culinary excellence. Having played host to such luminaries as Frank Sinatra and Muhammad Ali, the folks at Joe’s Stone Crab know a thing or two about serving up fresh, perfectly prepared seafood in an intimate, friendly atmosphere. Located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Joe's will reopen for the season in mid-October 2013. Reservations aren't taken, and customers are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Believe us, it’s worth the wait. 


An impressive daily happy hour featuring Italian beer and wine, a menu packed with rustic Italian favorites and a few delectable surprises, all served up in an inviting atmosphere: Macchialina delivers a casual dining experience ideal for friends, family, and even colleagues traveling together. Feast on a selection of snacks, antipasti, fresh seafood, and pizza. Just be sure to leave room for a bite of one of their indulgent desserts. The restaurant is located at 820 Alton Road, Miami Beach.

News Café

A 24-hour sidewalk cafe that serves up a slice of Miami Beach people-watching firsthand, News Café also crafts tasty sandwiches, perfect pastas, Middle Eastern dishes, and an array of other taste bud-pleasing menu items at any hour of the day or night. Stop in for cravings ranging from chocolate fondue and goat cheese pizza to cold gazpacho. Discover News Café at 800 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.


Preparing perfectly healthy Mediterranean cuisine available in a variety of Florida locations, Pasha is known for such specialties as fresh hummus, baba ghanoush and falafel, as well as crisp salads, veggie-topped flatbreads, and signature burgers. Vegetarians and carnivores alike appreciate Pasha’s dedication to high quality ingredients and healthy food that doesn’t taste like “health food.” Fill your craving at the South Beach location, found at 900 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.


For a truly Italian experience and inviting ambience, stop in to Piola, where a quick glance at the menu reveals a mouthwatering list of pizzas (named for notable locations throughout Italy, and throughout the world), along with equally tempting selections of desserts, entrees, antipasti, and cocktails. There are locations throughout the world, but you’ll find Piola nearby at 1625 Alton Road, Miami Beach.

Poseidon Restaurant & Outdoor Lounge

Poseidon’s combination of fresh grilled Greek cuisine, a distinctly European ambience, and an array of spirited entertainment and events make for not merely a night out, but an all-around experience. Sip a cocktail al fresco and dig into a dish made with such ingredients as homemade yogurt, pure honey, and fresh spices. Poseidon Restaurant & Outdoor Lounge is located at 1131 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

Rosa Mexicano

You’ll be shouting out, “Olé!” by the end of the night at Rosa Mexicano, if not for the cocktails, then definitely for the entrees. A thoroughly modern twist on Mexican cuisine is on the menu at Rosa Mexicano, where you’ll find tableside-prepared guacamole, fresh ceviche, and plenty of seafood and meat dishes on hand. Located at 111 Lincoln Road in a gorgeous, Herzog & de Meuron-designed building.

Serendipity 3

Satisfy the most demanding sweet tooth with a visit to Serendipity 3, a sugar-high-chaser’s heaven that offers up concoctions only Willy Wonka could’ve dreamt of. Discover your new favorite dessert at Serendipity 3, at 1102 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky sets the bar high for traditional American cuisine. Known for juicy steaks, impeccably mixed cocktails, and an unrivaled assortment of side dishes and desserts, this American landmark, located at 1 Washington Avenue at South Pointe Park in Miami Beach, boasts an unbelievable view of the ocean that will impress your guests, whether they happen to be friends, colleagues, or a special someone.

Sushi Samba

Brazilian and Peruvian flavors meet Japanese cuisine at Sushi Samba, where a raucous good time is always waiting to be had, best enjoyed with one of the expertly mixed fruity cocktails, or perfectly plated sushi, entrée, or dessert temptations. Discover the party for yourself at 600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Texas de Brazil

Gorgeous wood paneling, a dramatic staircase, and spectacular fresh flowers: The ambience matters at Texas de Brazil, and so does the food. This award-winning Brazilian-American Churrascaria boasts a menu filled with carefully curated dishes, ranging from a seasonal salad bar to generous, help-yourself portions of hand-carved lamb, pork, chicken, and, of course, the headlining acts: juicy beef and Brazilian sausage. Texas de Brazil is located at 300 Alton Road #200, Miami Beach.

The Forge

This terribly chic wine bar and restaurant delivers sophisticated New American cuisine and mouthwatering steaks alongside expertly mixed cocktails. With seasonal menu changes, an enviable wine list, and, last but not least, a gorgeous see-and-be-seen clientele, The Forge is one of the hottest spots on the Beach. Visit The Forge at 432 Forty First Street, Miami Beach.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Serving up brunch, lunch, supper and dessert, the folks behind Yardbird pride themselves on down-home Southern cooking with a modern twist. Fried green tomato BLTs share space on the menu with chicken biscuits, Brussels sprout salads, and pancakes named after the King (Elvis, that is). See (and taste) how Southern is done right with a meal at the ‘bird. Located at 1600 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach. 


Find one of Miami’s specialty cuisines – Nuevo Latino – at Yuca, a restaurant named for the acronym behind "Young Urban Cuban-Americans." Part club, part restaurant, Yuca fetes guests with live Cuban music every Saturday nights, drink specials and salsa nights throughout the week, and a savory selection of Cuban dishes that even non-Yuca’s can appreciate. Stop in at 501 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.